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Better memory card?

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Nov 26, 2015 15:46 |  #1

Hey guys, I use a 60D and mostly shoot RAW images (mostly HDR). I am looking to get a 32 GB SD card that'll be optimal for shooting RAW HDR's. I am confused between the following SanDisk and Lexar models:

(i) SanDisk Ultra 32 GB SDHC Memory Card up to 80 MB/s, Class 10 FFP

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(ii) Lexar Professional 32GB Class 10 UHS-I 633X Speed (95MB/s) SDHC Flash Memory Card

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They're both equally priced, so can't really make up my mind.


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Nov 26, 2015 16:40 |  #2

Hey there. It's really a matter of personal preference. I have a mix of Sandisk, Lexar and Transcend and have never had a problem with any of them. Speed is more important than brand (but don't pick a bargain basement brand for any of your data). FYI, if you have any plans to shoot video step up to Sandisk Extreme over Ultra, or even if not. There are several benefits to the Extreme line and the price difference is minimal.

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Nov 26, 2015 17:28 |  #3

Heavily knocking on wood here, the only brand out of Transcend, Sandisk, or Lexar that I have used that has not failed me in any way is Transcend. As my Lexar and Sandisk cards die, I just replace with Transcend cards.

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Nov 26, 2015 17:42 |  #4

If you are looking for the very best, watch the write speed not just the read speed. The Pro versions of the cards have almost the same read speed as the extremes, but a substantially higher write speed. That is why they are higher priced.

But, having said that most people will never see a difference between a Pro Card and a top rated Extreme Card. Just mentioning this so you won't buy a 90mb/s card thinking it is 95% as fast as a 95mb/s Pro version. The added cost of the pro versions is for their faster write speed, not the read speed, but card manufacturers usually market by read speed not the write speed which is really what matters.

Does the TF actually know about the soda cans and PVC pipe from 30 years ago?

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